There have been no posts because I haven't been sewing...not to finish the beige wool crepe dress, nothing. I haven't purchased any new patterns or fabric...and I haven't had anything to say! Amazing right?! However, that doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about sewing...because I have...ALOT!
I've got quite a few ideas for dresses I want to make this spring and summer. I'm keeping a list, adding in notes and trying to work out some design details. Now all of this started because of one of the requirements for the SWAP:
1 will feature embroidery, beads or sashiko
I've been thinking on this and thinking on this...trying to come up with a piece that will work with my lifestyle as well as with the garments I've already created and I've got nuthin. However, I do have a list of new techniques I want to incorporate into my spring/summer sewing but nuthin that will work in the SWAP. And I'm feeling pressured...big time! I don't create or sew well under pressure...so I've decided to make the last 3 tops and the final dress that I've planned and to let this go. I'm pretty sad about it because I've never not completed a SWAP but it just feels like I'm blocked and can't move forward until I let this go...*sigh* So you will see the final projects this month and then I'm moving on. There is just so much that I want to sew!
Anyway on Tuesday, March 23rd I blogged that I wouldn't purchase any more fabric until I went to PR weekend in Philly in May...and I haven't...so don't wait for any admissions! *LOL* C'mon people it's only been two weeks! I have a little more willpower than that! *LOL* A little!!!!
Quite a few of the ideas in my project journal can be made from the fabric from that pile...okay who am I lying too...ALL of the ideas in my project journal can be sewn from that pile! *smile* Several of the projects I listed in my post, "A Few Things I Want For Spring" can be sewn from this pile, too. So I've been dancing around the pile all morning with this big cheesy grin because once I've got these last few SWAP garments sewn...I will be able to create some amazing new garments from the fabric on-hand.
Yeah...I can sew from this!